Dragon Elixir Overview:
Did you know that until cannabis was banned in 1937 cannabis tincture was the primary method of cannabis consumption? The Dragon Elixir tinctures have been available for over a year now and to my delight, recently came out with a new tincture specifically for women called “Femme”. The best way to effectively administer tinctures is sublingually (under the tongue). Dose control is easily achieved by the number of drops a patient places beneath the tongue where the medicine is rapidly absorbed into the arterial system, being quickly transported to the brain and body! When you administer it be careful not to cross contaminate the dropper and always store in a cool dark place.
Accessing Dragon Elixir:
Due to popular demand, Dragon Elixirs are currently available at several dispensaries such as Medcafe, CALM, and CannaWorld, just to name a few.
Dragon Elixir Pricing & Selection:
Retail price goes anywhere from $60-80 per bottle, which is pretty reasonable considering you get at least 6 doses. Dragon Elixirs also offers a variety of tinctures such as Breathe (formulated specifically for people with breathing problems), Passion (stimulates blood flow and promotes sexual well-being in men), and Elderberry. (fights cold/flu) They even formulated a “Dragon Rub” specifically for arthritis and muscle pain!
Unique to Dragon Elixirs Femme:
This alcohol based tincture appealed to me since its made with vegan ingredients and specially formulated to relieve pms symptoms, aid menopausal symptoms and help with hormonal balance. What I love about this tincture is that it combines the healing properties of both cannabis as well as other herbal ingredients to make a super tincture! The formula is infused with other herbs such as the dong quai root (which has been used for more than 1,000 years in Chinese medicine to treat reproductive issues) and the magical chaste tree plant and black cohosh root (which have both been historically used to treat menstrual pain, PMS, and relieve symptoms of menopause and aid hormonal imbalance).
Femme Elixir- Smell, Texture, Taste:
The 60ml black bottle is discreet, sleek and sexy, making it perfect for on the go. The bottle lists the ingredients, amount infused/dosage information, as well as suggested uses. As per the doctors’ orders (the label) I took 4 droppers as recommended under the tongue (holding it for at least 30 seconds before I chased it down with pop). I was expecting a cannabis taste considering it has 7 grams infused per bottle but surprisingly only tasted faint notes of it. It tastes a bit pungent because of the alcohol base (I’m normally used to oil based tinctures) but since it was sweetened with blackstrap molasses, it also has a sweet aftertaste. (and provides an iron boost too!) I was trying to hold it under my tongue for longer (30 seconds at least as suggested) but I felt a slight (but tolerable) burning/tingling sensation from the alcohol. The taste is pretty bearable, especially considering all of the benefits it provides.
Femme Elixir Effects:
The effects were almost instantaneous and I felt my body start to melt within 20 minutes. I was relieved to find that my pain had subsided for about 4 hours! I actually medicated before work because I was experiencing really painful cramps and within the hour it reduced cramps drastically. What’s intriguing to me is that it can also be taken daily in smaller amounts to prevent and reduce symptoms!